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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Government offers to lend HK$45b to NGOs to run private hospitals

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Government seeks new way on top of health insurance reform to get more using private care HK$45b in loans for NGOs to run private hospitals The government may loan HK$45 billion to non-profit organisations to run private hospitals in a bid to ease the burden on the public health care sector. The money will come from a HK$50 billion fund ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1449634/government-offers-lend-hk45b-ngos-run-private-hospitals
  2. Hospital Authority to fund private consultation visits for more than 6,000 long-term patients

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 04:30pm

    ... HK$45 for each private consultation. The remainder of the fee, about HK$233, will be funded by the authority. Currently, each visit to a general clinic at a public hospital costs an average ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Kwun Tong, Wong Tai Sin and Tuen Mun targeted for pilot project More than 6,000 long-term patients will be funded HK$2,330 a year to consult private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1451586/hospital-authority-fund-private-consultation-visits-more-6000-long-term-patients
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Doctors in private practice care little for the interests of the general public

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 06:23pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng criticises Medical Association's reluctance to support a plan to ease requirements for overseas doctors to practise here Doctors in private practice care little for the interests of the general public Over the years, doctors in local private practice have built up an empire of their own. The Hong Kong Medical Association, which claims a membership ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1545684/doctors-private-practice-care-little-interests-general-public
  4. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Hospitality chief arrested over VIP ticket scalping

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 09:19am

    ... and Sao Paulo. But suspicions moved toward an individual at Match Hospitality, the official World Cup ticket agency, which sells deluxe packages that include private suites at stadiums and gourmet ... the Fifa partner company handling World Cup ticket packages, accusing him of leading a network that illegally sold game passes. Ray Whelan, a director at Match Hospitality, was detained at Rio de ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1549398/hospitality-chief-arrested-over-vip-ticket-scalping
  5. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

    Ombudsman slams public hospitals over transfer of patients' records

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:39am by Phila Siu

    ... to private doctors, saying it could delay treatment and harm patients. Of 50 cases that the Ombudsman looked into, one took as long as five months. "Every second counts," warned Ombudsman Connie Lau Yin-hing. The Hospital Authority has two systems for the transfer of patients' records to private doctors: one takes 14 days and the other takes 40 days. An inquiry showed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541183/ombudsman-slams-public-hospitals-over-transfer-patients-records
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Private hospitals to set out cost of treatment in advance under new law

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:30am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Move to set out private hospital fees in advance is aimed at reducing disputes and paving way for government reform of medical insurance Patients to be told cost of treatment Private hospitals and doctors would have to tell patients the likely cost of their treatment in advance under a law the government plans to introduce this year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1414568/private-hospitals-set-out-cost-treatment-advance-under-new-law
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Private hospitals should comply with Hospital Authority reporting code

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Private hospitals, comply with code There are good reasons why public hospitals are subject to a code that ensures serious medical incidents causing death or injury are promptly reported to the Hospital Authority. And there is no good reason why private hospitals should not feel bound by it. Apart from the principle of accountability for patient safety, a prompt, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1100266/private-hospitals-should-comply-hospital-authority-reporting
  8. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Police and Hospital Authority warned by watchdog over loss of private data

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:26am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Watchdog orders force and Hospital Authority to improve procedures or risk prosecution after inquiry into lost notebooks and patient records Police and hospitals warned over data The privacy watchdog has slammed the police for losing notebooks containing personal information on 285 Hongkongers in 11 incidents between October 2011 and January ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1338971/police-and-hospital-authority-warned-watchdog-over-loss-private-data
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Delivery ban on mainland mothers to continue, Hospital Authority says

    Posted May 30th 2014, 04:10am by Phila Siu

    ... in force since January last year, prevents mainlanders from giving birth in public hospitals, whether or not they are married to Hongkongers. Private hospitals are allowed to admit mainland women ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Delivery ban on mainland mothers-to-be to continue Public hospitals will continue to bar non-local pregnant women from booking any obstetric services next year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521364/delivery-ban-mainland-mothers-continue-hospital-authority-says
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH CARE

    Patient and doctor groups welcome U-turn on promoting private care

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... and Health Dr Ko Wing-man announced the change yesterday in his first news conference since taking office, saying private hospitals should gear their services towards locals instead of overseas ... it was time to make more private hospital beds available for Hongkongers. But the minister's announcement has caused concern that giving private hospitals a larger role in meeting local needs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1029627/patient-and-doctor-groups-welcome-u-turn-promoting-private-care

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